Ademola Lookman set to join Atalanta in transfer from RB Leipzig after loan spell at Leicester last season


ADEMOLA LOOKMAN is set to join Atalanta from RB Leipzig, according to reports.

The London-born ace is set to quit the Bundesliga side after making just 24 appearances for them since joining from Everton, initially on loan, in 2018.

Ademola Lookman spent last season on loan at Leicester


Ademola Lookman spent last season on loan at LeicesterCredit: Getty

Lookman, 24, has spent the last two campaigns back in the Premier League – being loaned by Fulham and then Leicester.

He is now set for his first taste of Italian football.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, a deal taking Lookman to Atalanta is “imminent”.

He claims that the Nigerian international has agreed on personal terms, with just the final details of the deal to be finalised.

Lookman started his career at Charlton after coming through the ranks with the South Londoners.

After 12 goals in 49 appearances he was bought by Everton in January 2017 for a fee potentially rising to £11m.

He got off to a dream start at Goodison Park, netting in the Toffees’ 4-0 victory over Manchester City just days after signing.

Lookman made 48 appearances in total for Everton before being sold to Leipzig.


He suffered relegation with Fulham during the 2020-21 campaign, but enjoyed a better spell with Leicester last term.

The winger managed eight goals and five assists for Brendan Rodgers’ men in all competitions.

While Atalanta are set to bolster their squad with Lookman, their proposed deal for Arsenal flop Nuno Tavares looks set to fall through.

The full-back, who was in action in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Brentford yesterday, is now set to join Marseille on loan instead.

Atalanta are set to miss out on Nuno Tavares


Atalanta are set to miss out on Nuno TavaresCredit: Getty


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